Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Vignette: Amber Glass

 A few months ago, I bought my first vintage amber bottle.  As we were driving through a small northern California town, I yelled for Mr. A to pull over.  There on the side of the road were tons of vintage bottles.  I could have gone crazy, but bought just one bottle.  Amber with a fish on it!

My son-in-law remembered that bottle and gifted me with a few more that he found at Goodwill!
Now I have a collection!

 I just love how beautiful they look with the sun streaming through, casting an amber glow.
It only seemed logical that they should be displayed in a window.

 They compliment the soap dispenser at the kitchen sink which is also amber!

This one is by far my favorite.
It is from Edinburgh, Scotland and I love the crest of two deer and a dog. 
Not sure what it contained originally, but it does state that it's against the law to reuse this bottle.
I'll just have to take my chances!
All of a sudden I'm seeing amber everywhere!
Recently, HauteLook featured these vintage bottles for sale on their website for $139 for the collection.

I never intended to start collecting amber glass, but have realized that I've always been drawn to the their color.  Originally produced as apothecary or pharmacy bottles, they would add interest in a bathroom holding lotions or even flowers.  
For now though, my two new vintage bottles from my son-in-law are adding fall interest in the kitchen!

I'm joining Melissa at The Inspired Room.
Be sure to pay a visit for examples of "Fall around the house."
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Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love amber colored glass! The bottle with the crest on it is to die for!!!

Anajá Schmitz said...

Hello, adorei essas garrafas. Aqui em nosso litoral acosta muitas garrafas, eu sempre junto tenho muitas em casa.
Achei uns vidros desses também. Muito interessante a forma de tu dizer Senho A, adorei.
Tenha uma ótima semana.

Monica said...

Your bottles are so beautiful and I like your dish soap bottle.

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Very pretty. You're right they look on a windowsill, they are meant to have the light filter through.

Kathysue said...

Hi D! What a perfect addition to your already beautiful kitchen. Love the color for your home!! Perfectly Fallish!
Come by my blog and see the new additions in my kitchen for Fall, I think it will give you a grin!!
xo Kathysue

Ricki Treleaven said...

Lovely amber glass collection!

Katherine said...

I'm pretty sure that is an antique Hudson Bay Whiskey Bottle, likely from the early 30's or 40's.
Coloured glass like that is just not as vibrant anymore.

carolyn bradford said...

Oh, the amber colored bottles are my favorite and they definitely sell the best at my shop! Your collection is great and what a sweet son in law to get those for you! Loved seeing this post!

Sarah said...

Delores, your new collection is charming. Wish I had known when I was at Round Top last week. In fact, I almost bought a group of amber bottles to use as vases on my table for fall. Wish I had followed my instinct. ;-)
~ Sarah

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Delores!

I think I should just follow you wherever you go because inevitably, I love everything that you do.

Another great find.
LOVE your new collection.


The Tuscan Home said...

Love it! XO ~Liz

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Delores, You've made me want another collection, but I can't! I just can't! I already have too many collections. The amber bottles sure are pretty though. laurie

Melanie said...

Beautiful! I love how the amber glass looks when the sunlight is glowing through it.

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